Debating the Meaning of "Social Studies"

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Catherine Broom


After briefly reviewing relevant public schooling history and how it has contextualized the development of social studies, heated debates are described. Two main perspectives are portrayed: the progressive developers’ views and those of their critics. The paper concludes with an attempt to bridge this seemingly insurmountable ideological divide.


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Broom, C. (2007). Debating the Meaning of "Social Studies". SFU Educational Review, 1.
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Catherine Broom, SFU

A high school teacher for more than ten years and PhD candidate at SFU.

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